A frozen beach greeted Braintree Sea Angling Club members when they arrived for their latest match at Holland-on-Sea. Fishing was slow with a few whiting and the occasional dab and small bass taking the mainly lugworm baits. Although the day eventually warmed slightly it only brought rain no improvement in the fishing. At the end of the day it was close with Barrie Senior securing a win with a catch of 20 whiting and 3 dabs for 262 points. Paul Drake had 24 whiting and a dab for 255 points. In third spot was Graham Nash with 106 points from his catch of 6 whiting, 2 bass, 3 rockling and a dab. Wednesday 27th at Walton pier will be the last match of the year.